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Mallory Blackwelder

Stories by Mallory

Rookie diary: Rain, rain, go away

details her rain-soaked year on the Ladies European Tour.

This season on the LET could be described in one word: RAINY!

Rookie diary: Hangin’ with Chris and Nancy

had a blast playing golf with Nancy Lopez and Chris DiMarco. Read about it in her rookie diary.

Hey everybody! The last few weeks have been really crazy and fun. It started with the Kentucky Women’s Open at Wildwood CC in Louisville where I shot 70-72 to win by two shots over Leah Wigger and amateur Jessica Smith.

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Rookie diary: Long season taking its toll

had a tough week at the Jamie Farr. Read about her upcoming schedule in her rookie diary.

I got a sponsor exemption into the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic in Toledo, Ohio. I had played there as an amateur in 2008 after winning the Monday qualifier, so I was excited that I was familiar with the course.

Rookie diary: Jamie Farr could be my big break

had a successful week at the Ohio Women’s Open, and hopes to keep it rolling at the Jamie Farr.

Since I last wrote from Atlantic City, I have been to Defiance, Ohio to play in the Ohio Women’s Open, and to Providence, R.I., for a pro-am.

Rookie diary: Preparing for the Jamie Farr

spent an interesting few days with a group of LPGA tour caddies.

Yesterday I attempted to Monday qualify again for the LPGA event this week, the ShopRite LPGA Classic. I gave it a great effort and shot even-par 71, but missed a two-way playoff for the last spot by one shot.

Rookie diary: Maintaining a busy schedule

is managing a busy schedule that has her splitting time between three tours.

Considering my last actual tournament was the LET event in Germany, (besides U.S. Open qualifying), it feels like I haven’t actually competed in a while.

Rookie diary: Looking forward to State Farm

evaluates her game after a near miss at U.S. Women’s Open sectional qualifying.

I played Monday in the U.S. Women’s Open qualifier at Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove, Ill. The course was in perfect condition and I really enjoyed playing there. I was a little surprised at the setup, however, because it was much shorter than any of the other USGA qualifiers I’ve played.

Rookie diary: A memorable week in Munich

didn’t play as well as she had hoped, but still had a memorable week in Munich.

Last week I played the Ladies European Tour event in Munich, Germany. While we were there, the LET hosted a few events that showed us the local culture.

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Rookie diary: Learning experience costly

explains how a mental lapse led to a low finish on the LET.

Last week I traveled to Antalya, Turkey, for my second Ladies European Tour event of the season. The tournament hotel was the beautiful Susesi Resort right on the beach.

Rookie diary: Long travel to Germany, Turkey

Last week I was in San Antonio for a Futures Tour event at The Dominion Country Club. The course was amazing and in such perfect shape.

Rookie diary: Memories of Lorena

nearly whiffed on the practice range the first time she met Lorena Ochoa.

Since I last wrote, I spent a week at home and played a Duramed Futures Tour event in Brownsville, Texas.

Rookie diary: Ready for some globe-trotting

has a week of rest before starting a hectic stretch of globe-trotting.

This past week I was in Daytona Beach, Fla., playing in the Duramed Futures Tour event (Daytona Beach Invitational). After relaxing for a week at home, I went down to Florida last Monday to start getting ready.

Rookie diary: Contending in my 1st Futures event

checks in after competing last week in her first Futures Tour event.

Well, I just got in from my last round at the Duramed Futures Tour event Mexico and unfortunately I didn’t play very well today.

Rookie diary: Memorable experience overseas

discusses her whirlwind trip to Morocco, where she made her LET debut.

For this week’s blog, all I can say is “WOW!” This trip was really an interesting experience. Honestly, even though golf is obviously a very hard game, it was really the easiest part of the trip.

Rookie diary: Off to Morocco

is packed and prepared for her first trip overseas. Read about it in her diary.

Hello again, everyone! Since I last wrote, I have been practicing hard and getting prepared to make my first trip overseas for the year to Casablanca, Morocco!

Rookie diary: Getting to know Mallory

explains how her life is changing as a first-year pro. Read about it in her diary.

Hey everyone! My name is Mallory Blackwelder and I am a rookie on the Ladies European Tour, the LPGA, and the Duramed Futures Tour.